NTSB Identification: DEN89LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37845.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 04, 1988 in RIO RANCHO, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: RAVEN RALLY II, registration: N4098G
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE COMMERCIAL BALLOON PLT AND ONE PAX WERE PARTICIPATING IN A BALLOON FIESTA. THE ACFT TOOK OFF FROM ALBUQUERQUE, ON A LOCAL FLIGHT IN CALM WINDS. AT ALTITUDE, THE BALLOON ENCOUNTERED SOUTH WINDS THAT CARRIED THE BALLOON TO RIO RANCHO, WHERE A LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED. AT TOUCHDOWN, THE BALLOON BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR AND PASSED OVER THE GROUND CREW. THE BALLOON GONDOLA HIT AND KNOCKED DOWN A CINDER BLOCK FENCE. THE GONDOLA THEN HIT A PICTURE WINDOW AND THE WALL OF AN UNOCCUPIED NEW HOME, AND CAME TO REST INSIDE THE HOME.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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